Wolves opinion: Nuno should go all out for Carlos Vinicius
The Brazilian, 24, spent the second half of last season on loan at AS Monaco, where he managed just two goals and as many assists in 16 league appearances.
Carlos Vinicius, however, had enjoyed an excellent first half of the 2018/19 campaign in Portugal with Rio Ave, scoring 14 goals in 20 games across all competitions.
Wolves did a fantastic job on their return to the Premier League last year, finishing seventh in the table. Credit to Nuno Espirito Santo and co. for achieving European qualification, although they’ll have to go past some teams to get into the Europa League group stages.
Considering they are going to play an extra competition next season, Nuno must beef up his squad over the summer transfer window.
The Wolves manager is scouring the market for another forward to provide competition and cover to the first-choice pairing of Raul Jimenez and Diogo Jota. Jimenez and Jota formed a lethal partnership up front for the club, amassing 22 goals between them in the Premier League.
With the Midlands club certain to take the next step of breaking into the top-six and going all out in the Europa League, Nuno needs to plan accordingly for what could be a big 2019/20 season.
A striker definitely has to be a priority and Nuno should bring in Carlos Vinicius in a bid to bolster his forward department.
Vinicius hasn’t got a chance to showcase his talent at Napoli, but he has proved at Rio Ave that with proper service he can score goals left, right and centre. Wolves do have some creative players in their ranks that could help the burly Brazilian thrive in Nuno’s system.
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The 24-year-old is an old-school centre-forward, known for his link-up play and aerial ability. He has the strength and ability to outmuscle defenders in the box and score goals. Plus, Vinicius can strike the ball with immense power and test goalkeepers from outside the box.
The idea of signing Vinicius would be to use him as a back-up to Jimenez and Jota. It’ll be difficult to break the partnership of Jimenez and Jota but if he manages to do so, that’ll certainly prove his determination and hunger to succeed at Molineux.